UN office celebrate International Women’s Day
Asmara, 09 February 2017- The United Nations office in Asmara celebrated March 8, International Women’s Day under the theme “Women in Ensuring Equal Employment Opportunity”.
At the event in which senior government and Front officials as well as resident diplomats took part, Ms. Christine N. Umutoni, Resident/Humanitarian Coordinator and UNDP Resident Representative, presented message of the Secretary General of the UN and underlined that empowering women is the primary alternative for ensuring their rights and development. Read more
STATEMENT DELIVERED BY MR. AMANUEL GIORGIO CHARGÉ D’AFFAIRES PERMANENT MISSION OF ERITREA TO THE UNITED NATIONS
DURING THE UN SECURITY COUNCIL DISCUSSION ON THE SITUATION IN SOMALIA NEW YORK, 10 NOVEMBER 2016
I would like to thank you, Mr. President, for giving my delegation the opportunity to address the Council. Allow me also to congratulate Senegal for assuming the Presidency of the Council for the month of November.
Mr. President, Excellencies,
The UN Security Council has once again committed grave injustice against the people of Eritrea by extending the unjustified sanction.
There is no reason to maintain sanction against Eritrea, as the justification for its imposition has long been proven nonexistent, a fact that has been asserted by the Somalia Eritrea Monitoring Group. In four of its reports, including during its present mandate the Somalia Eritrea Monitoring Group, has affirmed that “there is no evidence of Eritrean support to Al-Shabab in Somalia.” Read more
PROGRAM AGREEMENT TO ACCELERATE THE IMPLEMENTATION OF ERITREA’S UPR COMMITMENT DISCUSSED AT THE UNITED NATIONS
New York—27 October 2016—The Permanent Mission of Eritrea to the United Nations in collaboration with UNDP Eritrea organized a side event, titled: “Mainstreaming Human Rights through Partnership”, on 25 October 2016 at the United Nations in New York. This is the third joint event sponsored by the Eritrean Mission to the UN and the UN Eritrea Country Team.
The event was chaired by Mr. Amanuel Giorgio, Charge d’Affaires, Permanent Mission of Eritrea to the United Nations and Ms. Christine Umutoni, UN Resident Humanitarian Coordinator in Eritrea. Mr. Yemane Ghebreab, Advisor to the President of Eritrea, Ms. Senait Lijam, representing the National Union of Eritrean Women and member of the UPR implementation Coordinating body and Dr. Mansoor Mirza, UN Policy Specialist in Eritrea as well as key stakeholders were present at the side event. Read more
UN Sclerosis and Role of NGOs at the Human Rights Council
shabait.com | Eritrea has come full circle, and the events during the 32nd Session of the UN Human Rights Council (UNHCR) brought a lot of issues to a head. As I watched the proceedings, it dawned on me that words like “impartiality”, “politically motivated” & “bias” were meaningless, as each game (against the member state) had its own rules.It was normal to be impartial in one game & ruthlessly partial in another; it was normal to decry political bias in one case, and ensure it in another; it was normal to cry foul about faulty methodology by some states in one case, but employ it to make a case against another. Truth was in the hands of the beholder, double standards and hypocrisy ruled…
Prominent “human rights organizations” played the vicious game too. Some abused their “consultative status” in order to advance certain political agendas in a twisted game of “you scratch my back and I’ll scratch yours”, exposing the malignant UN sclerosis that has undermined the confidence of states like Eritrea on the integrity and efficacy of the UN Human Rights Council. The western press described the events at the UNHRC and its conclusions as “Eritrea escaping censure”. But the truth is that the 32nd session brought many issues to the fore. It was not, in fact, Eritrea that was under scrutiny. It was rather the UN Human Rights Council itself – its credibility, integrity and efficacy – that were put on the limelight. Read more
Statement by H.E. Ambassador Girma Asmerom,The Permanent Representative of Eritrea during the High Level Dialogue on Human Rights 12- 13 July 2016
Thank you Mr. President,
Excellences, Ladies and Gentlemen,
Human Rights can only be adequately realized in an envirornnent of peace, stability and inclusive development. Therefore holding a high-level discussion on human rights as we embark on the new phase of development initiative, the 2030 Agenda for sustainable development is timely.
The Eritrean people’s 30 years armed and political struggle for independence was a struggle for human rights and economic liberation. Therefore after independence at the top of Eritrea’s priorities have been the eradication of poverty, ensuring social justice, and building a sustainable development based society in an envirornnent of peace and social harmony. Twenty five years after its independence, Eritrea has registered significant progress in ensuring economic, social and political rights of its people, including through the provisions of basic services and food security for all. As a result, Eritrea has achieved most of the Millennium Development Goals prior to the deadline and is fully committed and engaged in the implementation of the goals and targets of the 2030 agenda for sustainable development. Read more